inflict

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infligere, from in- + fligere (to strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈflɪkt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkt

Verb[edit]

inflict (third-person singular simple present inflicts, present participle inflicting, simple past and past participle inflicted)

  1. To thrust upon; to impose.
    They inflicted terrible pains on her to obtain a confession.

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